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Charleston County, South Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

48,213 49,651 1,204 23,772 9,506 177,623
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 6 961 3.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 28,188 95.5
Catholic Church Catholic 18 17,271 58.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 113 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 120 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 513 1.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 132 0.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 69 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 6 1,511 5.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 4 165 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 1,077 3.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 654 2.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 1,971 6.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 24 10,882 36.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 14 7,187 24.4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 34 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 50 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 1,000 3.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 4,600 15.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 9 1,091 3.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 3 2,655 9.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 457 1.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 53 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 268 0.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 25 10,690 36.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 194 0.7
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 15 1,408 4.8
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 172 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 59 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 1,689 5.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 50 45,934 155.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 226 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 2 235 0.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 35 19,068 64.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 120 0.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 257 160,857  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 295,039. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (160,857) include 54.5% of the total population in 1990.

Source

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.


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